A commercial landlord is still able to use forfeiture in the event of a tenant’s failure to pay rent or, indeed, other breaches of covenants contained in their lease. Whilst seemingly draconian, there is in fact no need in most circumstances to apply to a court to re-enter the property and forfeit the lease. It is however vital to get the right advice as a tenant is able to claim damages from their landlord if the forfeiture is unlawful.
Our team can advise you upon the action to take and act in recovery of rent arrears for landlords or defending proceedings on behalf of a tenant. Our aim is to find the most cost effective solution to the dispute.